Dog for Adoption: Ebisu


Play Ball!

Quite a character, the expressive, affectionate, yet shy Ebisu (above in an unposed shot) is also an athlete, able to jump any fence under 150 cm. He even has been described as something of a shy James Bond! Ebisu’s great love, however, is playing ball. Five years old and four years at the shelter, Ebisu’s life has not always been a romp. He was cared for during his first year by the head of a family. When the man died, however, the rest of the family members simply locked Ebisu in the house and moved away. Luckily, he was found by the landlord before it was too late. Ebisu is crying out for those good times again and though he is loved at the shelter, it’s not the same as the camaraderie he once knew.

Originally published in the Japan Times on Saturday, September 22, 2007. Photo by Kentaro Washi.

Interested in Adopting Ebisu?

Please email ARK at tokyoark[at] or call 080-6146-3889 (English) or 080-6517-8913 (Japanese). Tokyo ARK is a nonprofit organization founded by Brit Elizabeth Oliver. It is dedicated to rescuing and rehoming abandoned animals. All animals are vaccinated, neutered, and microchipped. Prospective new owners undergo a screening process.

The Japan Times supports stray and abandoned animals by publishing this photo box every Saturday in the Weekend/People section of the paper. The information is then archived here on the Angels with Fur site one week later, on the following Saturday.

See also: Other potential pets who have been featured on the Angels with Fur site



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  2. camus

    I have just lost my Golden of 13 yrs and we are heart broken.. I would love to know more about Ebisu.. so please get back to me. Thank you.


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